Instituto de Filosofia
The Instituto de Filosofia da Universidade do Porto (Institute of Philosophy of the University of Porto) is a research unit with consolidated activities organized in two thematic lines and six research groups, agreggating several projects and fellowships with external funding.
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Medieval & Early Modern Philosophy
M&EMP promotes the study of medieval philosophies without chronological restrictions, preferring to explore the continuities and ruptures with both Classical thought and Modern Philosophy. The disciplinary domains or great themes of this long period in history and philosophy are the subject of research in 2 Research Groups, free from commitments to any school or doctrinal orientation.
Modern & Contemporary Philosophy
Assessing what counts as 'contemporary' (or 'now', or 'modern', or even simply 'current agenda') in contemporary philosophy is one of the central goals of Modern and Contemporary thematic line. Obviously, what counts as philosophy is itself also a question for contemporary philosophy. These are meta-questions that this thematic line will be dealing with, starting from the acknowledgment that the 4 research groups it comprises work with, or within, different conceptions of philosophy.